Video: Biggest UK coke haul - three tonnes worth £512 million

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Two men were yesterday (Fri) jailed for smuggling more than £512 million of cocaine -the biggest Class A drug haul in British history.

The three ton haul was so huge that it took customs chiefs THREE DAYS to unload all. Captain Mumin Sahin, 47, and First Officer Emin Ozmen, 51, from Turkey, were jailed for a combined total of 42 years. The were busted off the coast of Aberdeenshire on a tugboat following a multi-agency international investigation in April last year called Operation Screenplay. The pair’s Tanzanian-registered MV Hamal was intercepted by Royal Navy destroyer HMS Somerset and Border Force cutter HMC Valiant in the North Sea around 100 miles off Aberdeen in British waters. National Crime Agency (NCA) officers boarded the ship after getting a tip-off from French authorities and escorted it into the Port of Aberdeen in April last year.


Leeds Industrial Museum in Armley will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than the Yorkshire Open Hat Throwing Championships, the brainchild of Yorkshire-based poet Glyn Watkins. picture Tony Johnson.

Hold on to your hats - hat throwing champs comes to Leeds